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Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church

Located less than a mile from the beach and built in 1927, this historic church is active
to this day and used both as a sanctuary and a school.
As a public meeting space and a school, the structure was in need of seismic
reinforcement and code update to insure the building last another 100 yrs.
Total sanctuary building project cost is estimated at $11.3 million. This includes rebuilding and restoring the 80-year-old building from the foundation to the roof, restoring the sanctuary and the lower level youth center, bringing the building into compliance with seismic and code requirements for the continued use of this historic landmark for decades. Steel girders were added to seismic retrofit the building in the tower and the sanctuary walls. As well as multiple steel moment frames, multi story tower columns and a new cupola.  New beams and columns were installed to help reinforce the roof.
Project was completed on time with no damage to the historic building.  We maintained all zoning laws pertaining to noise and work hours while the church and structure remained in use.  The client is enthusiastic about the completed project and in the future will use us for any additions.

Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church Pictures

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